• Location: Houston, Texas
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Uncover the mysteries of outer space on an exhilarating visit to the Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. During your self-guided tour of one of Houston’s top attractions, ride a tram on an orientation tour of the Space Center; see enthralling exhibitions of full-size rockets and rock samples; and marvel at the real Apollo 17 space shuttle, which returned from the moon in 1972. A perk: Your tour also includes a complimentary 1.5-hour sightseeing open-top bus tour of Houston.

Highlights

  • Space Center Houston admission with city sightseeing tour
  • See downtown Houston’s highlights on a city tour that travels by double-decker bus
  • Enjoy an informative 90-minute tram tour of Johnson Space Center, located next to Space Center Houston
  • Visit both the old and new Mission Control centers
  • Marvel at Apollo 17, which returned from the moon in 1972 with more than 240 pounds (109 kilos) of moon rocks
  • Examine a life-size replica of the Space Shuttle
  • Includes round-trip transport, map and orientation

What You Can Expect

NASA's Space Center Houston and City Sightseeing Tour

NASA

Make your way to the pickup point in downtown Houston and climb aboard a double-decker, open-top bus for a 90-minute sightseeing tour of the vibrant city. Cruise past landmarks like Hermann Park, City Hall and the renowned Museum District while listening to illuminating audio-commentary. 

Next, transfer to a comfortable coach and travel to Space Center Houston in style. Hear of how astronauts and scientists plan most of the rocket launches and programs for NASA at this incredible location, and then climb aboard a tram for a 90-minute tour of the Johnson Space Center. 
During the tour, watch NASA staff at work, see old and new Mission Control centers and be amazed by the Saturn V Rocket, the most powerful rocket ever built. Enjoy some leisurely free time to explore the exhibits in the Space Center Houston, opting to see Apollo 17 and a full-size replica of a space shuttle. Defy gravity in the interactive Living in Space gallery and revitalize with lunch in the NASA cafeteria if you wish (own expense). 

At a time prearranged with your guide, return to your comfortable vehicle for the journey back to Downtown Texas, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Xiaohong G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Very well organised trip. The NASA centre is amasing.

i.rodin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour was wonderful! Our driver was comical and friendly, and knew a lot about Houston and the city's history, really interesting! Loved the space centre too! We want to come back to Houston for a longer stay to discover more :

MJ Sweden

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I booked the tour mainly for the Space Center but I really enjoyed the 90 min tour of the city as well.
I had some trouble finding the location of the visitors center, but it's located at 1302 Dallas street.

Warning: The tour took 7 hours, not 6. We started at 10 am and were back at the visitors center 5:10 pm.

Judy N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

There was a good amount of time at the Space Centre - not enough to see everything, but 4 hours was probably close to saturation point. The downtown tour was also interesting. The group was small - about 6-8 people.

Elizabeth F U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Houston City Tour Company took very good care of me during my city tour and my NASA tour. I was very kindly greeted by Stephanie when I arrived to check in. She was very helpful and made me very comfortable while I waited for the city tour bus to arrive on-time.
Antonio our driver and city tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city. He answered questions along the tour and talked about some of the city and state's history.
We returned to our starting place and we got into a comfortable van for the trip to NASA. He got us there safely, advised us when and where he would pick us up, gave us our tickets, advised us which NASA tours to take first and reassured us he would be back to pick us up and he was right on time picking us up.
I highly recommend this tour and company if you come to Houston. It was my very first trip there and being from NYC, I was very happy Viator chose this company for me. So book your tour with this company and you will be glad you did!

Bruce F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A great tour and well worth the time if you have even the slightest interest in our country's space program. Plenty to see and enjoy.

Jillian H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

You really need at least 4 hours or longer to see everything. Great to see the actual rockets the size of them are huge when you are right beside them and the training centre for astronauts.
Well worth the visit.

Rachel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great way to get out to the Space Center without hiring a car. The Space Center is overwhelming and you can spend hours there. The post-trip City Tour was really informative and explained a lot about Houston's history.

Alma Esperanza G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I did love this tour! I found our guide to be a pretty nice person and with a lot of knowledge about Houston's City!
The visit to the Space center was also great. I highly recommend this tour.

Syed Hassan A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The space center is amazing. There is plenty of free time and the tour of the cent is a MUST. You get about 2 hours of free time there.

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